We continue our discussion about fair use, particularly as it relates to documentaries. You will be surprised by what you learn in this episode.
If you thought you knew all there was to know about fair use and copyrights in filmmaking, you don’t know jack! Part 1 of a series on copyrights, fair use, and filmmaking. Save yourself a potential lawsuit and listen.
Star Trek fan films have been around over four decades. They’ve come in all shapes, sizes, and varying levels of quality. In all that time, the copyright owners of Star Trek have remained quiet. So why has one fan film elicited a lawsuit that has the fan community in an uproar?
Filmmakers and artists should be defending Saban taking down Joseph Kahn’s video. The fact people are complaining shows a clear lack of understanding about these issues.
UPDATE: My original blog post I assumed Apple legal made Vimeo take the video down. According to this tweet, it was a music clearance issue. I originally thought Apple had Vimeo remove the video. Mainly because I’ve never, ever seen Vimeo take down a video due to music clearance. Not saying they haven’t, I just never saw it. […]